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The new Manila Galleons: Latin American companies in Asia

| By Lourdes Casanova | For 250 years, between 1565 and 1815, trade between Latin America and Asia flourished. Porcelain, gunpowder, agricultural products and animals from China and other parts of Asia would arrive to the west coast of Mexico (New Spain at the time) via the Philippines on Manila Galleon trading ships. Traveling in the other direction, as much as a third of the silver produced in Mexico was exported to China. Two centuries later, Latin America looks with admiration at the outstanding development of China, which, suddenly, is playing a major role in its economy. The Middle Kingdom […]
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